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Installed Memory Versus Available Memory


I have installed windows 7 64 bit as a clean install on a second disk in a system with windows vista 32-bit running on the 1st disk. The install went fine, and the system is running well. However, when i check the system resources i am told that there is 4 gb of memory installed but only 3. 49 gb available. Is this because i have the windows vista disk in the system. The mbr shows both systems are bootable, and the windows boot file and winload.exe are located on the vista disk drive.

This leads me to believe that i have inherited the 32-bit memory restriction on windows vista. On another system, a new laptop that came with windows 7 64bit pre- installed, also with 4 gb memory, the system resources show that there is 4 gb of memory, without any restriction on what is available.


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Not Able To Use All Of Installed Memory

I have recently did a fresh install of windows 7 64-bit. I upgraded from windows vista 32-bit edition. Here's the problem.

Before i upgraded i had all my current hardware running on my vista os with no problems with the memory. I had 3gb and was able to access and use 3gb. After i installed windows 7 my memory was still fine. It showed 3gb and didn't not report that any less was only usable. This morning i log onto world of warcraft and notice everything running slow. After i installed windows 7 it was lightning fast and looked great. Now i only have 1gb of memory available to use.

I have read as many things about this problem (as i could stand) before deciding to post this. Everything is the same except is a 64-bit os and a newer edition of windows. If my bios was not a problem in vista why would it be in windows 7.

I have ran the memtest. I have prowled the bios for any way to better control the memory. I'm left with believing that the problems originates from windows 7 and i hope there is a fix for it soon. I'm gonna try restoring windows to about a week ago and see if my memory returns.


Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Nvidia Chipset Installed With 1 Stick Memory Only

I have an abit nf2s  "405 geforce 6100" onbrd video set at 256mb enable if no other mother board and i have always had to install vista 32 with 1 stick and shut down install 2nd stick boot into safe mode and msconfig it to check memory box to 1532mb of the total 2048 1gig each stick and check permanent boot box okok and restart. Then i can install the nvidia 15. 76 driver shutdown install nvidia vga card nvidia 7600gs and windows would recognize and unistall onbrd videoo and restart and i would install the driver for 7600gs card 195. ? And good to go i ran for a year and installed to sp2 worked good. I have to do the same for windows 7.

Abit is no longer around and i have the newest bios and tried different memory ran memtest for a month, and msconfig was the only thing that stopped bsod and corruption and windows update failures if it would install by turning memory down and all memory options off, but i was wondering how to do a bcedit and if this would be more correct.

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Bcdedit
Bootcfg /raw /burnmemory=512 /a /id1

I dont have it quite right for the commands, but if i new how to set this then i could remove my msconfig portion and the shares video memory part would be corrected, maybe and would i still have to install with 1 stick of memmory and then do the cmd bootcfg with the second stick from safe mode setting. Its like the shared 256mb of the on-brd video was never set correctly for shared memory with both sticks. I have always had to double this 2048-512=1532mb and i could boot into windows and not crash i even got a exchanged new brd 3 or 4 years ago same thing too.

I could never use any thing from windows disc after that need to get dvd burner to create a new repair recovery new boot disc. But it recovers just fine from windows restore point side. Just dont restore from the first 4 or 5 restore points until completely installed to the 7600gs video card.


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Windows 7 home premium & ultimate both do not show full 4gb ram memory installed. I have been running vista 32 bit on my sony laptop, hp dv6000 (bought a year ago). Intel core 2 cpu t5300 @ 1. 73
In vista, i was using full 4gb of memory installed. And it was fast. I disabled everything for "best appearance" and it was just a stripped down xp, running decent fast (as compared to win 7 after installation).

I tried to install first the 64 bit win ultimate, the result was slow and sluggish. I noticed that i was only using 2. 99 gb of 4. 0gb memory installed. Which is weird since i upgraded, why did i loose my 1gb memory. I then installed 32 bit win home premium on a partition, the result is again slow and sluggish. And now again i am only showing 2. 99 gb usable, instead of the 4. 0 gb installed in the control panel>system and security> system. How can i regain my lost 1gb back. We can cross out the possibility of an old os, since it was running 4gb with win vista at a comparable very fast speed than the win 7. Thanks .


Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Repartition Memory Stick / Memory Card

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Where does this seemingly ridiculous and pointless restriction stem from? I only found a couple of instructions on how to partition a memory stick using some shady third party programs.


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have a dell mini 9 with 7. 07 gb capacity. I need to reload mc afee and there is not enough room. I am using 6. 95gb with 121 mb free. A lot of the usage is for 2 items - microsoft.net framework2. O, service pack 2 (183 mb) and framework 3. 0 using 179 mb. There are only 3 games on there using very little space - even if i deleted them, the mcafee wouldn't have enough room. Is there some way to reduce the size of these files, delete them, or do something so i can reload mcafee? I have cleaned, defragged, everything else i could find to help. Any more suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-04-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have a dell e510, 3. 0g ht processor, geforce 8400 video, . I had to install win 7 64 with just 2gigs of ram. After the install i added in another 2g of ram. It booted up and is working fine except its showing 4gigs with 3. 25 usable. I installed another gig of memory for a total of 5gig, (which my bios shows properly), but win 7 wont boot with the extra gig. So the 2 questions are, why is it only showing 3. 25 usable? Is that a vid card memory thing? And 2, why won't it take the other gig of memory when the bios recognizes it fine?

Posted On: 2009-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Memory Leak

Hi guys, ok so for the last few weeks i've been trying to fix this but i cant and now im all out of ideas so im hoping someone here will be able to. The problem occurs when im installing a game, after a minute or two while its installing my memory usage will start increasing and it does this all the way up to 99% where it will sit until i reboot my pc.

Now this only happens when i install a game, i can do anything else and its fine ie play games, encode videos, move files etc etc all fine. Right, things ive tried so far. First thing i did was open task manager and see what was using up the memory unfortunately there wasn't anything there that was using it even so i still shut down every single process and it still was at 99% memory usage (btw this takes forever to do when your memory is maxed out).

I tried running sfc/scannow (nothing wrong), next thing i did was run memtest 86+ all night (10 hours) no errors. After that i ran prime95 blend test all night (10 hours) no errors, then i ran disk doctor on all my hdds and fixed any problems it found. After all that didn't help i decided to format my pc and start afresh so i reinstalled vista 64 thinking this has got to fix it, but no it didn't. This all just happened out of the blue after my system was running fine for nearly a year.


Posted On: 2009-07-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Missing Memory

Where is my missing 1gb of ram? I have just purchased an acer asipre r3610 4gb ram with windows 7 home premium 64 bit os. I have read on the web that on a 64 bit os i should get the full 4gb of ram is this correct? Msinfo32 advises me i have installed physical memory (ram) 4gb but then says total physical memory is 3gb. I have spent numerous hours reading the web looking for answers.

My bios correctly reports i have 4096 mb of ram. Msconfig "advanced options" the "maximum memory" is unticked. After checking in resource monitor, i found that 1025mb of ram was "hardware or bios reserved". My inbuilt video card nvidia ion (latest drivers 195. 62), nvidia graphics utility tells me it has 256mb dedicated video memory, 64 mb system memory and 1215 mb shared memory.

I can only assume that this 1025mb ram that is "hardware or bios reserved" is part of the 1215 mb that my graphics card reports is being shared. How can i stop my graphics card from reserving 1025mb ram. Is this something to do with my bios or the way windows 7 handles/assigns memory?

I have read on the web that on a 64 bit os i should get the full 4gb of ram is this correct? I also believe that http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/graphicsmemory. Mspx says that turning it off shared mvideo memory in the bios doesnt disable the windows feature. Is this correct?


Posted On: 2009-12-06 . View Related Posts . . View 25 Replies .

Error - Out Of Memory

Error: out of memory error when i enter about my second game in combat arms (fps) by nexon. It shuts down the game everytime around entering the second game and gives me that error. I have had this computer for about 3 months now and this error only started to happen when nexon introduced voice chat and some new game features which took place in a patch about 1 month ago. How do you fix this error?

Windows edition: windows 7 home premium
Processor: intel core i7 860
Ram: 8 gb
System type: 64-bit os
Motherboard: p7p55d asus motherboard
Video card: geforce gtx 295
Builder: myself


Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Memory Usage Goes Up

When i starting the windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal but after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, i can't access any drive in the hdd; because everytime i want to open any folder, the following error appears :

C: is not accessible. Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. At this point, i even can't shutdown or restart windows normally; i must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. After restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again. (I had to restart windows every 1 or 2 days)

Here is the screen-shots of processes and performance tabs in the task manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :

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I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me:

0- using some optimizing and freeing softwares like (memory booster gold - ram saver pro - cleanmem)
1- scanning my computer with antivirus and antispywares
2- changing antivirus software
3- updating windows with all updates available via windows update
4- updating drivers of all hardwares
5- downloading and installing the following hotfixes that are related to memory leak:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976658
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977357
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978042
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978155
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979223

6- using cclenaer for clearing everything and using memtest86+ for finding any possible error in memory. And here is screen-shot from process explore (from sysinternals suite) at 90% memory usage :

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So is there anything that i can do to solve this problem? Any solution? Hotfixe? Trick? Suggestion? Anything?


Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 27 Replies .

Bsod After Memory Upgrade

I have a win 764-bit  pc that has been solid as a rock since i installed in october. Recently i was doing a bunch of stuff and i noticed a distinct system slow in the system. Upon checking, it seemed to me that the 2bg memory was over committed and i ordered another 2x1 gb for the two open slots on the mb. My original memory was ocx dd2-pc3200 cl5. I used cpu-z to determine type and verified that that type was supported on my motherboard (intel dp35dp). I ordered 2 sticks of kingston ram of the same type also with the same voltage and cache latency (cl) numbers.

On power-up, bios recognized the 4gb of memory. All seemed well.

On windows boot, the logon screen came up. As soon as i selected my userid, i got a bsod and the machine rebooted. I booted into safe mode and everything came up fine. I looked and confirmed that windows oculd see 4gb of memory and that the page file was now 4gb.

Booted back with normal windows (since i didn't know what else to check, and the system booted up fine and i could log on. I started running the system performance evaluation and mid-stream another bsod. Again, the system rebooted too fast for me to read any of the diagnostics.

First question: how do i make the machine stop on a bsod and not reboot?

I have a old (ca. 2009) windows memory diagnostic disk here and i booted off that to run a memory diagnostic. That said the installed memory was bigger than 4gb and it could only test part of the installed memory. I'm letting it run while i'm typing this.

Second question: is there a memory diagnostic tool that is more recent and will test the entire memory range?

Third question: any other suggestions on how to trouble-shoot this? Anything that i might have overlooked, any compatibility issues i have not considered? This really sucks, i have been successful in upgrading almost every other component of this pc over time and have never had any problems.


Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Error - No Memory In Allocsharedmemory

When i reboot my computer, i get the error box that says "no memory in allocsharedmemory. " How do i prevent this from happening when i restart my computer? How do i fix the "no memory in allocsharedmemory" error that i get when i restart my computer?

Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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When saving changes in frontpage, receive error "not enough memory available" in windows 7. When trying to save changes using frontpage i get an error message saying they not enough memory available to perform the requested operation. My computer shows that i have 30mb of memory free, but over 1 gig available in standby. How do i get access to the standby memory?Not enough memory available to perform the requested operation. Close some programs to free up some memory. (Something in that area)

Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Bsod Memory Management

I am using windows 7 home premium. After the installation i began to have bsods with the problem being "memory_management". I ran the windows 7 memory diagnostic. There were no problems indicated. I then ran the "sfc /scannow" and there were corrupt files that could not be repaired.

So i decided to do i did a clean install. I installed the latest bios from the manufacturer and reinstalled windows 7. After a day or two the bsod came up again with "memory_management". I ran both the memory diagnostic and "sfc /scannow" and both did not show problems of any kind.


Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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While on ie7 i get an 'out of memory error - line 140'. After 4 or 5 clicks it goes away and page reloads.

Posted On: 2009-10-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My virtual memory is low how do i get more virtual memory for my games thats all i want to do i have deleted programs but still says i have no virtual memory and alot of errors appear game downloads but does not open to play. I get alot of errors when i start the computer like kernal32.dll. And low memory and virtual memory.

Posted On: 2010-03-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Windows vista home premium 64-bit edition
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Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

D: Drive Is Low In Memory

My "d" drive is low in memory? Can this be cleaned up? The "d" drive only has one recovery file on it and it does not allow me to access. Is there a way to clean this up and/or delete this file? 

Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Out Of Memory - Triangle With An Exclamation

I keep getting a pop up with a triangle with an exclamation point in the middle telling me out of memory at line 140 it happens with a bit on face-book and it doesn't allow mw to move forward what's causing it and how can i fix it?

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Posted On: 2009-10-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Errors With 8gb Of Memory

So i have had windows 7 now for several months and immediately after the release date i have been reviving problems with my computer crashing saying system memory is to low. I am not sure which update has caused this and there are several since then.

It occurs usually when playing gta iv which is a high memory task, but also occurs when watching a simple dvd keep in mind i have 8g of memory and have already tried turning page file system off. In the past that's how i ran vista 64 premium with zero problems.

I ran memory test in bios yesterday and all is well, curious to know if this is an update that microsoft has released which is now crashing my computer, or furthermore a graphics card update error. I went on an update frenzy right about the time of the release date. Learned my lesson there one update at a time and check for errors. I am considering at this point removing all updates. I am up for any suggestion's. Except clean install because that at this point is not an option.

I will say i was in love with windows 7 for almost a year during beta testing, zero errors during my whole testing period, and now have become more frustrated than ever.


Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 X64 Not Using All Available Memory

Windows 7 ultimate x64 version not using the full available memory on a computer with a 64 bit processor.system memory 4. 00 gb (2. 93 gb usable). The bios show 4. 00 gb memory available, windows shows 4. 00 gb available why is only 2. 93 gb usable on a 64 bit intel processor and os?

In the future i plan to build an i7 desktop with 6gb of triple channel memory and put on windows 7 ultimate does this mean it will show 6. 00 gb 2. 93 gb usable?

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Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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That's a link to a screen cap i took of the error, as well. So i had my friend try and help. I have disabled my dvd/cd drive, named. Hl- dt - st bddvd ch10f ata device. I have installed vcredist_x86, (c+ 2008, c+ something or other) and it installed fine (the c+ update). But trying to instal x64 (2005), it also says my "volume d" is full, even with the dvd drive disabled.
 
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I have a lg laptop, model r405, 2 errors keep coming up - the blue screen error (which is logged in a separate post) and memory error (this post), which i got after a few blue screen errors.
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Address a problem with ati graphics driver
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Are available for addressing this problem.

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Most likely causes: your computer was unable to download the solution at this time. Check to make sure your computer is connected to the internet, and then try to download the solution again later.
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Summary - video hardware error
Date - 26/02/2010 6:50 am
Status - solution available
Description
A problem with your video hardware caused windows to stop working correctly.
Problem signature
Problem event name: livekernelevent
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 768. 3
Locale id: 4105
Extra information about the problem
Bccode: 117
Bcp1: 861bc510
Bcp2: 930203ee
Bcp3: 00000000
Bcp4: 00000000
Os version: 6_1_7600
Service pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket id: 0x117_tdr:2_image_atikmdag.sys
Server information: 51d496a8-3201-4c78-a0d0-9c39ce60dd0d


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Well, i am currently running the win7 rc 64 bit addition and i unfortunately am only using 2gb of ddr2 800 pc6400 ram. When i first installed the client i had no problems running applications or games and alt tabbing out quickly ect. , Now i'm using about 47% of my ram just on windows with firefox open? It jumps to 88%-94% when running wow. I have very minimal programs installed and my idle processes are at 37. Which isn't bad, but the sudden spike in memory usage over some updates have me concerned, i have tried swapping the memory sticks for het spread ones, virus scans, malware checks.

I'm not sure why this is happing all of a sudden, or at-least over the last 2 weeks. I have also ran a couple mem diag tools and the problem doesn't seem to be in the dimms. Almost liek all of a sudden w7 just turned into a mem hungry machine.


Posted On: 2009-09-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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